Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Vanillaice378, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. Does the JBL Studio Series S26 sound like the Tannoy Reveal 6 Passive Studio Reference Monitors? Since I noticed the specs are really almost about the same only big difference is that the Reveal 6 goes upto 50kHz and the S26 goes upto 20kHz Plus the S26 goes low as 48hz instead of 63hz and the S26 goes 150 watts music power.

    When I look at the specs on the Reveal 6 I notced there are same things that are said on the S26 like example.

    Both have 25mm (1”) titanium dome, neodymium magnet system.
    But what's even better on the S26 is that it has EOS waveguide that was taken from the LSR series.

    40mm MDF sculpted baffle – stiff, heavy and rigid and minimises diffraction.

    From the side:

    18mm MDF cabinet construction provides stiffness and minimises colouration.

    Simple foolproof gold plated terminal panel. No degradation due to bi-wire links in the HF signal path.
  2. To get to the point these monitors look really alike to me maybe since the price is about the same.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    You're a veritable walkin' talkin' spec sheet, aren't you?
    Why are you so hung up on monitor specs?
    Why aren't you using your EARS to determine what's right for you?
    Why do you keep posting the same questions?
  4. twenty5south

    twenty5south Guest

    Ive never in all my days seen anyone that is so caught up on monitor specs...... if you want to know if one monitor sounds the same as the other....find somewhere you can go LISTEN to them. Opinions are like assholes, everybody got one.... me and you can have the same exact monitors, in my room they are gonna sound different than they do in your room..... you are asking very subjective questions.
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Now reeeeel them in.
  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    Spec sheets are generated by (hopefully) testing a speaker in an anechoic chamber. Not everyone uses the same chamber and not everyone uses the same setup of test equipment. Soooooooo even the same speaker could have different specs if checked in different anechoic chambers (hopefully not but it could happen). As has been pointed out multiple times to you all those wonderful specs go right out the window when you put the speaker in a real room that is not treated properly. Do an experiment take your speakers and place them in the room that you normally listen to them. Do some critical listening. Then take those same speakers and listen to them in the kitchen or bathroom and they should/will sound very much different. Now take them and put a heavy blanket over them with you inside the blanket as well and they will again sound different. Specs let you compare things but they are not the only measure of how a speaker will sound. Use your ears and your brain and you will find that all the most wonderful specs in the world won't make a bad sounding speaker sound good.

    The other thing to consider is that sometimes the marketing department of a speaker manufacture will want to make the speaker specs LOOK better so they will take the specs that say the speaker is flat from 100 to 10000 Hz +/- 1 db and do some creative marketing (not really cheating but just changing the parameters) and say that the speaker is flat from 50 to 15000 Hz +/- 6 db which is a much different spec but makes their speakers LOOK better on paper. You have to know what you are looking for and that only gets you to the place where you have to listen to the speaker you have decided on. Then you have to decide for yourself what it is that you want from a monitor speaker and if the speaker you are auditioning is giving you what you are looking for in terms of sound. It is how a speaker works for you that is important not what its specs are.

    Best of luck! on your quest for the perfect monitor speaker.
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